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Author Topic: Adobe Flash crashes Firefox in Linux  (Read 498 times)
W0BTU
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« on: July 24, 2009, 09:25:16 PM »

I cannot enable Flash in Firefox 3.5.1 (in Fedora 11), as any page containing Flash content crashes Firefox.

Anyone else have this problem?

I am using the very latest versions of Firefox and Flash.


MORE INFO:

http://support.mozilla.com/tiki-view_forum_thread.php?forumId=1&comments_parentId=400635


http://episteme.arstechnica.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/96509133/m/556009441931

Adobe Flash Player is the #1 cause of Firefox crashes.

I see that's another topic on this subject that's been closed. But NOT solved!


Any suggestions or assistance would be appreciated!
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KB3LSR
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2009, 07:54:35 AM »

I run Ubuntu 9.04 and FireFox runs A-ok for me.  I still have a system with Fedora 11, but I don't browse the net with it (it's a server).

Have you ran the update manager?

also try: yum update
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W0BTU
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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2009, 10:31:20 AM »

Yes, I sure have updated Flash to the latest version.

73 Mike
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2009, 03:41:37 PM »

Ok, I was able to fix this, finally.

I had downloaded the .tar.gz file and had been running Firefox from my home directory. However, when I performed a sudo yum install firefox, and then ran firefox from the resulting gnome menu entry (instead of the shell script in /home/mike/firefox), no crash!

I'm kind of new to Fedora. In Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, I was never able to install firefox with either apt-get or Synaptic. Therefore, I didn't think at first to try installing it using yum.

What a relief this is. I just love FF 3.5.1, and it's even better now.

73 Mike
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